Oily Hair

Oily Hair

4 Home remedies for Oily Hair

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Your scalp has a natural oil called sebum, which helps keep the skin lubricated. Sebum is made by the sebaceous glands. Sometimes these glands work overtime and make much oil, leading to an oily scalp. 

Oily hair needs thorough cleansing but be sure to choose a shampoo that cleanses without over-drying. Shampoos with built-in conditioners can make hair greasy. Vinegar hair rinses are excellent, as are mildly astringent herbs and essential oils.

01. Herbal Shampoo

Yarrow and lemon peel
Yarrow and lemon peel

Yarrow, peppermint, and lemon peel refresh and deep-clean hair scalp

125ml Water

1 Teaspoon dried yarrow

1 Teaspoon dried peppermint

1 Teaspoon chopped fresh lemon peel

2 Tablespoons unscented natural shampoo

Bring the water, herbs and lemon to a boil in a covered pot. Remove from the heat and steep for 30 minutes. Strain, and pour into a clean bottle. Add the shampoo and shake well. Use within a week or store for up the one month in the refrigerator.

02. Aromatherapy shampoo

Juniper essential oil
Juniper essential oil

Juniper and Cypress essential oils make a fragrant cleansing shampoo.

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

20 drops cypress essential oil

10 drops juniper essential oil

60ml unscented natural shampoo

60 ml spring water

Mix together the vinegar and the essential oils. Then add the shampoo and water. shake well. Use it when you having a bath

03. Herbal rinse

Yarrow and lavender are gentle astringent that help reduce oiliness.

2 tablespoon dried yarrow

2 tablespoon dried lavender

2 tablespoon dried peppermint

500ml water

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Bring herbs and water to a boil in a covered pot. Steep until cool. Strain, pour into a clean container, and add the vinegar. Shake well pour 125ml of rinse through your hair after shampooing. Store the rinse in a refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

04. Herbal vinegar rinse

Peppermint, lavender, and juniper make a refreshing rinse for oily hair.

Steep the herbs and berries in the vinegar in a covered glass jar for two weeks. Strain, and pour into a bottle. Add a tablespoon to 250ml of water and pour through your hair as a final rinse after shampooing.

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